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Wyndham Reef Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   2221 Queens Highway, PO Box 30865 | Colliers, East End KY1-1204, Grand Cayman (Formerly The Reef Resort, A Wyndham Affiliate)   |  
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Summer Only In Cayman
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in East End
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Clemson, SC
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Beautiful Amazing Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We just returned back to SC after staying 5 nights at the Reef on the East End of Grand Cayman. All rooms are beachfront so we would walk out of our sliding glass door onto the pool deck then to the sand. We did the all inclusive meal and drink plan - best decision EVER. The food is really great. It is all from the menu and all fish is fresh and breakfast was also amazing. If we had not - our food and adult beverage bill would have been enormous because we could not get enough of the great dishes and also bar food - oh and drinks!! For all meals we sat outside at tables in the sand or at the bar where Nick and Tony kept us watered and fed. Doris is sassy and wonderfully witty. Shaker (spelled as we pronounced it) was very social and helpful. He is the night manager and was there every night to assist us with any need we had. We snorkeled every day from the Morrits dock down past the Reef dock - its a drift snorkle when you do it this way. FANTASTIC! We saw stingrays, flounder, huge tarpon, turtles, and all kinds of amazing tropical fish. Don't listen to reviews about the rocky entrance into the water. Go in and enjoy your own aquarium. We don't usually repeat destinations - but this one we will. We did scuba diving trips with Red Sail. They are very professional and are located at Morrits - just one resort down that I mentioned earlier where you begin your snorkel. Give all the staff a chance to get to know you and you will fall in love with the different personalities of each. Relax and enjoy - it's vacation. Oh and tipping never hurts. The staff works hard!

Room Tip: Our room was on the bottom floor so you could walk right out onto the beach. Also the AC was awesom...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clinton, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife and I just returned from a 2 week stay at The Reef. We are repeat visitors and love the East End of the island. We find the quiet end of the island perfect for a relaxing get away. We also found The Reef enjoyable as usual. The facility is wonderful and staff is outstanding. They are very friendly and more than happy to help in anyway.Treat yourself to a visit to paradise and The Reef.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Conway, Arkansas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We loved every minute of it. The staff went out of their way to please. The water was perfect. We loved the outside bar. The bartender was very polite.We fished with Captain Herman, that night he picked us up and took us back to his restaurant where he cooked our catch.

Room Tip: All rooms are beach side. Not a bad room anywhere.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

In a nutshell, if you like being in the middle of the hustle and bustle of things, then this probably isn't the place for you and you should stick with 7 mile beach. That being said, if you like just enough action and convenience to not be bored to death but love to have some privacy, then I HIGHLY recommend The Reef Resort!!! Our condo was on the ground level and our patio was right on the beach with AMAZING views and just steps to the lounge chairs! We walked the beach and found some awesome shells! Obviously, if you're going to stay here, you need to rent a car, but I would recommend that anyway so you can really see the entire island. There's a restaurant on-site and there's a lovely, little Italian restaurant just across the street next to the small grocery store (which is VERY handy!!!) and there's also a Subway on-site for a quick bite before hitting the road to check out the island! We did the Stingray tour one of the days we were there and it's a MUST DO if you've never done it before! All in all, I can't wait to return to Grand Cayman and when I do, I will definitely stay at The Reef again!!!

Room Tip: Walk-out ground level condo!!!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Placid, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice place to stay on quiet end of the island. Spacious suites and very helpful staff. Snorkeling right on front of the hotel. Takes about 30 minutes to get to Georgetown by car but an easy drive. Would recommend a rental car to explore the island. Don't miss Stingray City.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Grand Cayman is Paradise. But within Paradise is another one, and that's the Eastern Districts. Tucked away from what is a busy city called George Town is the Reef Resort. We stayed here for an overnight business seminar and they took care of us pretty well!

BBQ night was "the" night. It was a great meal, and again don't forget those corn bread!

While being away from it all, a Foster's Supermaket store is just across the street, and ATM as well!

On the beach, you will face an endless expanse of gentle waves. To your right is the same, and so to your left. This is a retreat!

There's a bar right in the middle of the resort's beach, where food is also served. Watersports abound.

But then again, it never crowds in here.

The seminar room is simple, though. In fact, it can't compare to your George Town venues, but not too bad at all. The surroundings would make up for that!

The guest rooms are very spacious! If I'm not mistaken, everything is suite in this place. Ours was one bed room, and the common areas of the unit were very big!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cayman Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Took the family for 5 days at this beautiful establishment which is located in a peaceful section of PARADISE. The management and staff were all friendly and great. The BARBECUE night is awesome! If you don't mind the 40 minute drive and want to get away from the rush and traffic of 7-Mile book your stay at the Reef Resort. All amenities (grocery store, souvenir shop, restaurant etc.) are across the street. For authentic local food! only 5 minute away.

Room Tip: first floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2221 Queens Highway, PO Box 30865 | Colliers, East End KY1-1204, Grand Cayman (Formerly The Reef Resort, A Wyndham Affiliate)
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Location: Caribbean > Cayman Islands > Grand Cayman > East End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in East End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Reef Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wyndham Reef Resort located on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands, is the only resort in Grand Cayman that guarantees every suite is ocean front and also the only resort that offers both all-inclusive options and room only options! With 1600 feet of sandy beach, snorkeling right from the shore and a water sports vendor on property you can be as active or tranquil as you choose to be. Our all-inclusive options make planning your dream vacation even easier! Wyndham Reef Resort also offers the perfect place to hold that special event such as your wedding, honeymoon, celebration of life, graduation, a family reunion or just a memorable vacation. Whatever it is you are celebrating we are here to help make it extra special. We look forward to helping you create a lifetime of memories, one vacation at a time, at the Wyndham Reef Resort in Grand Cayman. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Reef Hotel Grand Cayman
Reef Hotel Grand Cayman
Reef Resort Grand Cayman
Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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